Category: Science & Nature

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waeuks1-3Z4 Prevalence An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer’s are women. Of...

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Basics

Alzheimer’s and dementia basics Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50...

Iridium Flares!

For the last 10 years or so, it has become my daily habit to spend 15-20 minutes in my hot tub right before I go to bed at night. This time is spent relaxing/unwinding...

Comet of the Century?

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently made some truly amazing photographs of Comet ISON, which is still about 386 million miles from the sun and about 394 million miles from Earth.  It is projected to...

Your Brain by the Numbers

Check out the infographic from Scientific American containing some fascinating statistics concerning the human brain at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mind-in-pictures-your-brain-by-the-numbers To me, perhaps the most interesting of these statistics is the number of calculations per second that...

What Lives in Your Belly Button?

A recent study by a North Carolina State University team has revealed a veritable “rain forest” of species found in the 60 or so navels that where sampled.  Given that the belly button is...